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Stress Defense

When day-to-day stress is high (and let’s face it, when isn’t it?) most of us let lack of time and motivation guide our health care actions. The result is unhealthy lifestyle practices that contribute to a litany of workplace challenges including increased absenteeism, health claims, short and long-term disability and workplace accidents. In fact, the Canadian Policy Research Networks estimates that stress-related absences cost Canadian employers about $3.5 billion each year.

Long hours, large workloads and lack of time – and the stress they bring – are part of today’s workplace reality but that doesn’t mean you should let it affect your quality of life.

Join Michelle Cederberg as she presents her viewpoints on the physical impact of stress on the body, how we create needless stress for ourselves, and what we can do to move from stress to success. This session will help you:

  • Understand the physical impact that stress has on your body and long-term health, and learn how to recognize the subtle signs of increasing stress.
  • Discover how stress affects your day-to-day stamina and productivity and learn ways to stay focused and alert.
  • Find ways to enhance motivation toward the essential stress management practices of exercise, healthy-eating, and sleep and learn why they’re key to your success.
  • Create a small-steps-plan for moving ahead with change.

Stress may be an inevitable part of life, but fighting back is up to you! This session will provide big ideas for small steps toward improved stress management and health.